- Trial to examine retaliation charge against Arizona sheriff Updated: Jul-05-15 1:52 pm
PHOENIX - The sheriff of metro Phoenix has long been known for jailing inmates in tents and pink underwear and cracking down on illegal immigration. But an upcoming trial will force Sheriff Joe Arpaio to answer for a pattern of behavior that his critics have long found deeply troubling.
- Hate crime eyed after Hispanic man beaten on Long Island Updated: Jul-03-15 11:32 pm
FARMINGVILLE, New York - Police on Long Island believe a Hispanic man who was beaten unconscious earlier this week while riding his bicycle was the victim of a hate crime.
- Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn Trump's 'idiocy' Updated: Jul-03-15 7:16 pm
WASHINGTON - Hispanic leaders are bristling at the largely tepid response by Republican presidential candidates to Donald Trump's characterization of Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers.
- Labor officials: Idaho's population gets more diverse Updated: Jul-03-15 6:58 pm
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho labor officials say Idaho's population of ethnic minorities and people of color is on the rise.
- Wyoming home to more minorities Updated: Jul-03-15 1:18 pm
CASPER, Wyoming - The number of customers at Little Mexico - a Casper store that sells colorful pinatas, first communion dresses and CDs of traditional brass band music - has grown since Irma Ruiz bought the business in 2000.
- Fewer state residents admitted to University of California Updated: Jul-02-15 8:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Fewer California high school students have been offered admission to University of California campuses for the fall, officials reported Thursday, while the number accepted from outside the state and abroad has again increased.
- Nevada Democrats brace for life after Reid's retirement Updated: Jul-02-15 1:26 pm
LAS VEGAS - Local and state officials gathered near Hoover Dam in April to celebrate the groundbreaking of a highway bypass that might ultimately become part of an interstate connecting Las Vegas with Phoenix.
- Dodge City library receives grant to explore Latino history Updated: Jul-02-15 5:59 am
DODGE CITY, Kansas - The Dodge City Public Library, in partnership with the Kansas Humanities Council, has received a $10,000 grant for projects exploring local stories of Latino history and culture.
- Justices will hear new case on Arizona state redistricting Updated: Jun-30-15 10:30 am
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court agreed Tuesday to hear a new case about the drawing of state legislative districts in Arizona by an independent commission, a day after the justices upheld the commission's congressional map-drawing.
- NBC to Donald Trump: You're fired; Televisa drops pageant Updated: Jun-29-15 10:49 pm
NEW YORK - NBC said Monday that it is ending its business relationship with mogul and GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump because of comments he made about Mexican immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
- Donald Trump scheduled to address City Club Updated: Jun-29-15 12:50 pm
CHICAGO - Donald Trump is making a stop to address the City Club of Chicago.
- Raquel Welch talks Hispanic pride, refusal to change name Updated: Jun-27-15 1:50 pm
LOS ANGELES - Jo-Raquel Tejada remembers one of the first times that she had to take a stand for her identity.
- Supreme Court upholds key tool for fighting housing bias Updated: Jun-25-15 9:57 pm
WASHINGTON - A sharply divided Supreme Court on Thursday preserved a key tool used for more than four decades to fight housing discrimination, handing a surprising victory to the Obama administration and civil rights activists.
- Ferguson police chief tries to create more diverse force Updated: Jun-25-15 4:22 pm
ST. LOUIS - Ferguson's mostly white police force, widely maligned after the fatal shooting of a black man by a white officer last summer, is trying to become more diverse despite the St. Louis suburb's battered image and regional competition from better-paying police agencies, the interim police chief said.
- Lubbock police accused of discrimination in hiring process Updated: Jun-25-15 2:36 pm
LUBBOCK, Texas - A federal review claims that the Lubbock Police Department discriminated against Hispanics and women in hiring probationary police officers.
- Nebraska Asian-American population growth outpaces Hispanics Updated: Jun-25-15 11:06 am
LINCOLN, Nebraska - Nebraska's Hispanic population saw its smallest growth last year since an immigration wave to the state began more than two decades ago, while Asian-Americans became the state's fastest-growing demographic.
- Census data: Florida growth last year driven by Hispanics Updated: Jun-25-15 12:58 am
ORLANDO, Florida - Hispanic residents made up almost half of Florida's population growth last year, and the age gap between Florida's white and minority residents continued to widen, according to figures released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.
- J Balvin cancels Miss USA appearance over Trump's comments Updated: Jun-24-15 11:03 pm
LOS ANGELES - Colombian singer J Balvin canceled a planned performance at the Miss USA pageant following comments pageant owner Donald Trump made about Latinos.
- Ex-Lowndes County deputy sentenced in traffic fine scam Updated: Jun-24-15 6:59 pm
VALDOSTA, Georgia - A former south Georgia sheriff's deputy has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison for a scam that targeted Hispanic drivers with illegitimate traffic fines.
- Joliet Junior College gets grant to highlight Latino history Updated: Jun-23-15 6:22 am
JOLIET, Illinois - Joliet Junior College has received a grant to highlight Latino culture and history.
- Activists: Relations between minorities, deputies improving Updated: Jun-22-15 2:11 pm
LANCASTER, California - Civil rights advocates say the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department has made significant progress in improving community relations in the Antelope Valley, particularly with African-Americans and Latinos.
- Some black churches object to Arpaio's protection efforts Updated: Jun-21-15 6:52 pm
PHOENIX - Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio had patrol vehicles quietly keep watch Sunday outside African-American churches, despite their objections because of his history of racial profiling allegations.
- 2 New Mexico lawmakers join GOP group in diversify efforts Updated: Jun-20-15 2:14 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - Two New Mexico state lawmakers have been named to a national Republican group seeking to recruit and train GOP candidates from diverse communities and backgrounds, the Republican State Leadership Committee announced this week
- Former NFL player, Spanish-language TV pioneer dies at 77 Updated: Jun-19-15 9:31 pm
LAS CRUCES, New Mexico - Danny Villanueva, who was one of the NFL's first Latino kickers and a pioneer of Spanish-language television, has died. He was 77.
- Man gets life in prison for killing fellow supermax inmate Updated: Jun-19-15 9:26 pm
DENVER - An inmate who killed the former leader of the Mexican Mafia, a Hispanic prison gang, at Colorado's federal supermax prison has been sentenced to life.